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A Gold Standard Konkani Raw Text Corpus

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39,95,611 Words | 282 Tittles | XML format | 4 domainsKonkani is the principal and administrative language of Goa. Konkani is an Indo-Aryan language belonging to the Indo-European family of languages and is spoken along the western coast of India. The Konkani language is spoken widely in the western coastal region of India is known as Konkan. This consists of the Konkan division of Maharashtra, the state of Goa, and the Uttara Kannada (formerly North Canara), Udupi, and Dakshina Kannada (formerly South Canara) districts of Karnataka, together with many districts in Kerala (such as Kasargod, Kochi, Alappuzha, Trivandrum, and Kottayam). LDC-IL Konkani Text Corpus developed according to various factors such as quality of the text, representativeness, retrievable format, size of corpus, authenticity, etc. For collecting text corpus LDC-IL adopts a standard category list of various domains and a prior set of criteria. The corpus of Konkani text can be broadly classifieds as literary and non- literary texts. A huge amount of literary texts are available in Konkani but scientific texts are less thus LDC-IL attempts to develop balanced text corpora of Konkani. Data has been collected from books, magazines, and newspapers and it is verified to true to the original texts then warehoused. Konkani Text Corpus encoded in a machine-readable form and stored in a standard format. The major encoding being used is Unicode and stored in XML format. The data is embedded in Metadata information. The corpus has been created from the contemporary text in typed and crawled methods..The available Text Corpus details: Domains Words Percentage of Total Corpus Aesthetics  17,70,477 44.31 % Mass Media 20,16,151 50.46 % Science and Technology 1,04,471 2.61 % Social Sciences 1,04,512 2.62 % A detailed explanation of the Konkani Text Corpus will be available in the Konkani Raw Text Corpus Documentation.For any research-based citations, please use the following citations: Ramamoorthy, L., Narayan  Choudhary, Saurabh Varik, Rashmi Shet Tanawade  & Yashwant D Gawas. 2019. A Gold Standard Konkani Text Corpus.  Central Institute of Indian Languages, Mysore. Choudhary, Narayan & L. Ramamoorthy. 2019. "LDC-IL Raw Text Corpora: An Overview"  in  Linguistic Resources for AI/NLP in Indian Languages, Central Institute of Indian Languages, Mysore. pp. 1-10...


Konkani Raw Speech Corpus

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156:37:51 Hours | 100 GB | 504 Speakers | 72,938  Audio Segments | 48 kHz | 16 bit wav.  Konkani belongs to the Indo-European family of languages. Konkani is the official language of Goa. However, the language is spoken widely across four states- Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka and Kerala. Konkani is the only Indian language written in five different scripts - Devanagari, Roman, Kannada, Malayalam, and Persian-Arabic.  The LDC-IL speech data is collected from the regions of North Goa, South Goa, Karwar (Karnataka) and Sindhudurgh (Maharastra) from both genders and different age groups.Approximately 15 to 20 minutes of speech (per speaker) taken from 267 female and 237 male native speakers of different age groups. Each speaker recorded these datasets which are randomly selected from a master dataset.   The available Speech Corpus details:Total Speakers 504 (267  Female and 237 Male) Domains Audio Segments Each Domain Duration Contemporary Text (News) 477 49:52:09 Creative Text 480 22:09:05 Sentence 12,050 15:51:11 Date Format 953 01:50:39 Command and Control Words 14,944 16:11:02 Person Name 9,588 15:55:43 Place Name 4,812 05:31:03 Most Frequent Word - Part 16,376 16:03:13 Most Frequent Word - Full Set 5,998 05:55:07 Phonetically Balanced 2,975 02:49:36 Form and Function - Word 4,285 04:29:03 A  detailed explanation of the Konkani Speech Corpus will be available in the Konkani Speech Data Documentation. For any research-based citations, please use the following citations: Ramamoorthy, L., Narayan Choudhary, Saurabh Varik  & Rashmi Shet Tanawade. 2019. Konkani Raw Speech Corpus. Central Institute of Indian Languages, Mysore.Choudhary, Narayan, Rajesha N., Manasa G. & L. Ramamoorthy. 2019. “LDC-IL Raw Speech Corpora: An Overview”  in Linguistic Resources for AI/NLP in Indian Languages. Central Institute of Indian Languages, Mysore.  pp. 160-174...


Konkani Sentence Aligned Speech Corpus

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Dataset Description: 83:19:42 hours | 53.5 GB | 34,091 Audio Segments | 487 speakersThe annotated speech corpus gives wide range of linguistic information especially useful to analyse phonetics. The LDC-IL Konkani Sentence Aligned Speech dataset comprises audio files in wav format, accompanied by a corresponding textual layer containing phonetically normalized and orthographically normalized annotations in Devanagari script. This dataset spans a duration of 83:19:42 (hh:mm:ss), consisting of read speech with continuous text, representative sentences, and date formats. The data is derived from 259 female and 228 male native Konkani speakers, encompassing diverse age groups and regions. A comprehensive explanation of dataset can be found in the Konkani Sentence Aligned Speech Documentation.For any research-based citations, please use the following citations:1. Saurabh Varik, Rajesha N., Manasa G., Srikanth D., Stephen Fernandes, Nithin S., Narayan Kumar Choudhary, Shailendra Mohan. 2023. Konkani Sentence Aligned Speech Corpus Central Institute of Indian Languages, Mysore. 978-81-19411-62-7.2. Rejitha K. S. and Narayan Kumar Choudhary. (ed.). 2023. Compendium of LDC-IL Sentence Aligned Speech Corpus. Central Institute of Indian Languages, Mysore. ISBN: 978-81-19411-34-4.3.  Choudhary, N. 2021. LDC-IL: The Indian Repository of Resources for Language Technology. Language Resources & Evaluation. Springer, Vol. 55, Issue 1. doi:

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